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Old July 29, 2000, 03:28 AM   #1
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The subject line basically says it all. Whaddya think folks?
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Old July 29, 2000, 08:51 AM   #2
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Mossy 500 with 18 inch barrel.

The next logical question is "What pistol grips should I put on?" but I won't ask that question.. I wouldn't want to start anything.
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Old July 29, 2000, 09:02 AM   #3
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Why change now, Pat(G)?....

A short bbled version would work just fine, w/o all the bells/whistles/Fuzzy dice/fender skirts. Next purchases should be ammo and range fees. After you burn up some ammo, then you might see a need for some sort of mod or accessory.

One more time,ANY reliable shotgun of at least two shot capacity is a HD weapon of humongous potential in TRAINED, competent hands...
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Old July 29, 2000, 09:04 PM   #4
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Sorry about double post.

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Old July 29, 2000, 09:05 PM   #5
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A short barrelled version is fine. No pistol grips, PLEASE! I prefer the parkerized version myself. Any one will do you fine though. I second the recommendation to buy lots of ammo to practice with. Concentrate on the elimination of short-stroke and pattern the gun with your chosen load at realistic engagement distances to know what it's capable of.
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Old July 30, 2000, 01:59 AM   #6
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I have a Mossberg 500 Persuader which works well for me. They are a bargain as far as I am concerned. I got mine at Wal-Mart for $197. 20", holds 8 shells. I have never had any problems with mine, and have shot about 400 rounds thru it. Hope this helps. Opie
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Old July 31, 2000, 07:42 AM   #7
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Either the 500 or 590 will do quite well. I've never used their semi-auto defense gun so I won't opine on them.


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Old August 1, 2000, 03:02 PM   #8
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For use within the home, a shotgun is pretty bulky/clumsy. That said, I have the 590 nearby.
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Old August 1, 2000, 03:51 PM   #9
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If I had to pick a Mossberg it would be the 590A1. Steel safety and triggergroup, thicker barrel and it has beefier extractors as opposed to the other Mossbergs

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Old August 1, 2000, 09:27 PM   #10
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I second that 590A1. Excellent HD gun.
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